Margot joined Amicus in 2007 after working for the Bar Pro Bono Unit. Previously she worked in California at the offices of Clarence & Dyer LLP on death penalty appeals alongside white collar crime matters. On returning to the UK she continued in the field working pro bono on Jamaican capital cases while working in re-insurance litigation at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert LLP. She also served on the National Pro Bono Committee and on the organising committee for the UK's first Pro Bono Conference.
Casework & Operations Manager
Diana joined Amicus in January 2020, after working in criminal defense and immigration law. She has a BA in Political Science from the Università degli Studi di Milano and has completed the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) in 2015 from the University of Westminster. Prior to joining Amicus, Diana worked for legal charities and NGOs, before completing a 6-month placement with a mitigation specialist in Baltimore, MD.
Allan joined Amicus in October 2023 as a full-time office administrator and coordinator after volunteering at Autumn Death Penalty Training. From having a successful career as a musician and working for over 10 years in hospitality, he now joins Amicus to participate and contribute to our mission. He has a BA Honours Degree in Music Composition and Arrangement from the University of Surrey.
Kate joined Amicus in May 2021 after a career as a designer in the Computer Games industry and running a small software company for 10 years. She currently works part-time for Amicus and will be starting her Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling later this year.
Social Media Officer
Eliza joined Amicus in July 2022 as a U.K. Office Volunteer and took on the part-time role of Social Media Officer in January 2023. She has a BA (Hons) in English Literature from The University of Warwick, and a Diploma in Musical Theatre from the New York Film Academy. After six successful years as an actor, Eliza has made the move into law. She has recently completed the GDL at the University of Law and will commence a criminal pupillage in London next year.
Events & Fundraising Officer
Ella joined Amicus in 2023 after completing her MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Oxford. Her research largely focused on the US criminal justice system and the marginalization of minority communities. She also completed her BA degree in Political Science in 2021 from Brown University.
George Grammer-Taylor is a Trainee Solicitor at Clyde & Co, currently sitting in the firm's global pro bono practice on secondment to Amicus ALJ. George is assisting Amicus ALJ with their mission to secure equal access to justice for those facing the death penalty in the United States. Prior to his Training Contract, George was the global coordinator for Pro Bono and Social Impact at the firm. He has a LPC MSc from the University of Law and a Law LLB from the University of Sussex.